Join us for the Space Coast’s premier annual race, the Turtle Krawl!
What’s Turtle Krawl?
Beginning as a small fundraiser, the Turtle Krawl is now the largest 5k in Brevard County. Open to all ages, the Turtle Krawl features awards, prizes, and much more, with all proceeds going to the Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS).
What’s it For?
Brevard County has one of the largest concentrations of Sea Turtle nesting in the world, however, the closest rehabilitation facility is over 90 minutes away. This significantly affects the survival rate of sick and injured sea turtles despite the STPS’s best efforts. The Turtle Krawl was first established to raise awareness of Brevard’s importance to the world, with the ultimate goal of building an on-sight rehabilitation facility. Through the Turtle Krawl alone, the STPS was able to build the facility, and now donates more than $25,000 annually to the Brevard County Zoo to cover its maintenance costs.
How Do I Get Involved?
There are many ways to participate in the awesome annual fundraiser, from purchasing a ticket and signing up in the race to joining our wonderful volunteer team.
All participants can expect:
- Beautiful technical shirts in all sizes designed by Michael “Nemo” Nemnich, a local artist and proud supporter of Turtle Krawl.
- Awesome medals for nearly 200 awards.
- Free breakfast and massages.
- Free Kid’s Run (ages 12 and under) with prizes for all participants.
- Electronic race timing and course management provided by Running Zone.
More information and registration forms can be found at TurtleKrawl.com.
You can also follow us on facebook and help spread the word by Liking the Turtle Krawl at facebook.com/turtlekrawl
All proceeds from the Turtle Krawl will benefit the Sea Turtle Preservation Society .
For more info, contact Dave Cheney, Media Relations Chair, Sea Turtle Preservation Society at (321) 392-3223 or visit SeaTurtleSpaceCoast.org